Turn the psalms into your praises as you pray them back to God. For with such sacrifices God is well pleased. (13:15-16) 1. He also explained (2 Cor. Hebrews 13:15, 16 - Living The Sacrifice Of Praise! The world is sad, and has to pay her jesters and entertainers; it is a mystery to her that the face of the Christian should be bright and smiling, although the fig-tree does not blossom, and there is no fruit in the vine. On this day they were to do no work. As an alternative to the Jewish sacrifices of the old covenant, the author of Hebrews urges his readers to make a continual spiritual offering to God: “a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that confess his name. Everything we do in the Christian life must be done through Christ. In the hurry and noise of the Exchange, offer the sacrifice of praise to God. Scripture: Genesis 25:27-34, Hebrews 12:14-17, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 5:10, Hebrews 13:15-16 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Evangelical Free. 1:4, 6; 2:4; 4:16; 5:2, 5; 8:12f; 9:4, 16; 23:18; 24:14; 29:21, 27, 29, 31f; 35:14; Ezr. Composition. But what is gained--His praise--is always greater than what is given up. December 30, 2001 . 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. 15 Through him, then, let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which proclaim allegiance to his name. Jesus is God’s decisive Yes to all who believe. As 1 Peter 2:5 tells us, “you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Peter continues (1 Pet. 3:10). We believe in missions. Ingratitude is a sin, just as surely as is lying or stealing or immorality or any other sin condemned by the Bible. All rights reserved). The point of this phrase may be that fruit is something borne out of cultivation, fertilization and time and spiritual fruit acceptable to our Holy God is produced by His Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-note, Ga 5:23-note). The Greek imperative, “do not neglect,” implies here (as it did in 13:2) that some were neglecting this duty and needed to stop doing so. Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before His presence with singing.-- Ps 100:2. Some spiritual sacrifices will be costly. Which condition describes you? 6:23), Jesus, as our Great High Priest , offered up the sacrifice of Himself by bringing His body up to the Cross. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. The author counters, “True, we no longer offer animal sacrifices, because Jesus is the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. In the New Covenant because of the once for all sacrifice for sin by our Great High Priest, believers now have the incredible privilege of serving as a royal priesthood (1Pe 2:9-note) who can offer sacrifices to the Most High God! Study also the NT uses of the parallel phrase through Jesus (or similar phrases - "through Whom", "through our Lord", etc) - John 1:17, Acts 10:36, Ro 1:4, 5- note; Ro 1:8-note, Ro 2:16-note, Ro 5:1-note; Ro 5:2-note Ro 5:11-note, Ro 5:21-note, Ro 7:25-note, Ro 16:27-note, 1Cor 15:57, 2Cor 1:5, 3:4, 5:18, Gal 1:1, Eph 1:5-note, Php 1:11-note, 1Th 5:9-note; Titus 3:6-note, He 1:2-note; He 2:10-note, Heb 13:21-note, 1Pe 2:5-note, 1Pe 4:11-note, Jude 1:25), LET US CONTINUALLY OFFER UP A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD: anapheromen (1PPAS) thusian aineseos dia pantos to theo, tout' estin (3SPAI) karpon cheileon homologounton (PAPNPG) to onomati autou: (Sacrifice Leviticus 7:12; 2Chronicles 7:6; 29:31; 33:16; Ezra 3:11; Nehemiah 12:40,43; Psalms 50:14,23; Psalms 69:30,31; 107:21,22; 116:17, 18, 19; 118:19; 136:1-26; 145:1-21; Isaiah 12:1,2; Ephesians 5:19,20; Colossians 1:12; 3:16; 1Peter 4:11; Revelation 4:8, 9, 10, 11; 5:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; Revelation 7:9, 10, 11, 12; 19:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (Fruit - Genesis 4:3,4; Hosea 14:2; Romans 6:19; 12:1) (Give thanks - Psalms 18:49; Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21) (See also Ps 50:23 Lv 7:12, Lv 22:29, Ps 50:14, 50:23,116:17). John Piper Mar 31, 2013 32 Shares Sermon. John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise. Καὶ οὕτως] and in this way, i.e. "When their church was built, they wanted to give something to help but they had no money. To take pleasure in. Webster's = act of offering to a deity something precious! ( Hebrews 13:15, 16) From the eighth verse onwards (of Hebrews 13 ) the apostle is engaged in setting forth those spiritual duties of worship of which God Himself is the Object. 16 But don’t forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. If we offered them apart from Christ, they would be a vain and offensive attempt to commend ourselves to God. Hebrews 13:15,16 - Living The Sacrifice Of Praise To God Continually! After all, praising and giving thanks to God is a Christian's duty. There are many needs in this church, as well as in our community, to do good and to share. Jesus died on a tree—a cross—and bore the curse of the Law (Gal 3:13). As God is ever doing good, so we can never say we have done all we ought to do, and will do no more. "Therefore," said the writer to the Hebrews, "by [Jesus] let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name" (He 13:15). 1:13; 6:21f; 15:28; 1 Co. 9:7; Gal. since God on His part had in such manner afforded documentary evidence for the solemnity of His resolve. Q. Praise is the best sacrifice; true, hearty, gracious thanksgiving from a renewed mind. O Lord, give us to stand in the judgment with those who have worshipped Thee aright and have seen Thy salvation. Read more Share Copy But we do offer sacrifices to God, not to gain forgiveness of sins, but because we possess forgiveness in Christ. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. What comfort there is in knowing that equally His mercy is everlasting. Themes in the Book of Hebrews . 12:11; 13:15; Jas. Let us - 12 exhortations in Hebrews - Heb 4:1, 11, 14, 16; 6:1; Heb 10:22-25; 12:1, 28; 13:13, 15; Let us continually - Spurgeon comments "That is to say, without ceasing. John Piper Oct 19, 1997 10 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Once, when I was at Aden, I watched a gang of Lascars trans-shipping the mails. Moses said, “I command you to do this thing” (Dt 24:18). To get what Hebrews 12:14 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. God sees our hearts (Heb. Be thankful for God's many blessings, but be sure to remember those who have less.—David C. McCasland (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Hebrews 13:15 15 s Through him then let us continually offer up t a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, u the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Sidney Smith says: "I once gave a lady two and twenty recipes against melancholy; one was a bright fire; another, to remember all the pleasant things said to her; another, to keep a box of sugar-plums on the chimney-piece, and a kettle simmering on the hob. It serves as a technical term for offering sacrifices offer up (to an altar). Your good deeds will not be acceptable to God. So if we want to fulfill the chief purpose for which God created us, we must live to glorify God by enjoying Him forever, so that our joy in God spills over into continual praise of God. See Ro 8:28,29 and keep a proper perspective of His hand of loving discipline in Heb 12:5, 6-note, Heb 12:7, 8, 9, 10-note, Heb 12:11-note. Because we do have an altar (the cross) and we do have a High Priest (Jesus), we should always offer sacrifices. The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. WHEN SOMEONE FORGETS - The story is told of a young boy living in a poverty-stricken section of a big city who found his way into a gospel meeting and was converted. Hebrews 13:15–16 15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice n of praise—the fruit of lips o that openly profess his name. Apokathistemi - 32 verses in Septuagint - Genesis 23:16 Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard. Why is it absolutely essential to realize that you cannot come to God by your good works? Not alone in your secret chamber, which is pungent with the perfume of your communion with God, but yonder in the field and there in the street. Hebrews 13:15. That night, a 14-year-old boy stood up and said simply, “I’m glad Jesus saved me. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). (Spurgeon's note), Defender's Study Bible adds that "We no longer sacrifice the blood of animals to cover our sins, for Christ has "offered one sacrifice for sins forever" (He 10:12 -note). Do not be satisfied to be a miserable believer. With unending needs in the world, how can we know where to direct our service and monetary gifts? We too are told numerous times to be willing to share with those in need. You cannot always be speaking His praise, but you can always be living His praise. The Sunshine Rescue Mission and Hope Cottages (for homeless women) are ministries that need workers and givers. Not long afterward, someone tried to shake his faith by asking him several puzzling questions: “If God really loves you, why doesn’t someone take better care of you? Men have approached God through sacrifices since the beginning of human history. (3) Look for opportunities to serve, rather than expecting to be served. Yes. John Piper, in a sermon on this text (on the web at: http:// www.soundofgrace.com/piper89/9-17-89.htm) writes. "Do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased" (He 13:16). None of us has an excuse for forgetting to "do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith" (Ga 6:10). Isaiah in his famous prophecy of the suffering Servant (the Messiah) records that, Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried. Hebrews 13:5 NIV Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” NIV: New International Version Hebrews 13. Not in the English language sense of "giving up something" but in the Old Testament sense of "offering up" to God. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, p for with such sacrifices q God is pleased. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Jn 1:3 [NIV reads "through Him"], Jn 1:7, John 1:10, Jn 3:17, Jn 14:6, Acts 2:22, 3:16, Acts 7:25, Acts 10:43, Acts 13:38, 39, Ro 5:9 [note], Ro 8:37 [note], Ro 11:36 [note]; 1Co 8:6, Ep 2:18 [note], Php 4:13 [note], Col 1:20 [note], Col 2:15 [note], Col 3:17 [note], Heb 7:25 [note], Heb 13:15 [note], 1Pe 1:21[note], 1John 4:9 - Would you like more study on the wonderful topic of through Him? For example, Moses records that…, Aaron's sons shall offer it up (anaphero = bear, carry) in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering, which is on the wood that is on the fire; it is an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. Praise is a great antidote for the slings and arrows that pierce our soul each day.). Amplified: Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. For many of us, the ability, opportunity, desire, and obligation to follow the first half of this admonition occurs without question in our lives. New comments cannot … But He delights in deeds that spring from faith that works through love (Ga 5:6). He who submits his whole way to divine guidance, and is careful to honour God in his life, brings an offering which the Lord accepts through His dear Son; and such a one shall be more and more instructed, and made experimentally to know the Lord's salvation. Why is our joy in God inseparable from glorifying Him. The idea of koinonia is frequently referred to as fellowship (the state of sharing mutual interests, experiences, activities, etc. Amen. Well pleased (2100) (euaresteo [word study] from eu = good, well + arestos = pleasing, desirable, proper, fit, agreeable from aresko = to please or be pleasing/acceptable to) means to please, to behave in a manner that is pleasing to another. Yes. Christian people should be always doing good. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? Hebrews 13:16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Children’s Sermon Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Unchanging Love. If in our hearts, we constantly grumble and complain about the way that God is treating us, and then we come to church, put on our happy face, and sing praises to God, we’re being hypocrites. Very far from it. Should we praise Him even if we don’t feel like it? Jesus is both the divine Son of God and completely human, and in His priestly role He clears the way for human beings to approach the Father in heaven through prayer (Hebrews 4:14–16). If you once had a heavy load That drove you to despair, Then have a heart for those who bend Beneath their load of care. Priority Number One at Bethlehem [the church he pastors] is the cultivation of hearts that stand in awe of God. 5:26; 14:33; 18:17; 23:2, 30; Deut. As we live in intimate, obedient relationship with Jesus, God's Spirit energizes us as we produce the peaceable fruits of a righteousness that can come only from the Lord. These are not to be offered only once each week, in a so-called worship service, or praise service, but continually. (Lev 3:5) (See also Gen. 8:20; 22:2, 13; 31:39; 40:10; Exod. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by f the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of … Leviticus 6:20-note "This is the offering [LXX = doron = that which is given or granted, especially as a gift] which Aaron and his sons are to present to the LORD on the day when he is anointed… ". But our praise 37 can be considered a sacrifice. First, "We have an Altar" (verse 10); what use are we to make of it? Everything in the Christian life comes through Christ. Tell your own salvation story, and ask others to share theirs as well—as a “sacrifice of praise to God” (Hebrews 13:15). Here are earnest exhortations to … It is interesting to note that the Jewish people did not crucify criminals. Hebrews 13:15-16 Sacrifices Pleasing to God. So they sold their only ox. He has done away with all earthly ordinances, and has no interest in the ceremonies of the Mosaic law. (Phillips: Touchstone), Wuest: But to do good and to share with others do not keep on forgetting, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 15:3, 12, 14; 16:2, 40; 21:24, 26; 23:31; 29:21; 2 Chr. 1:3), “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” John Piper puts it this way (Future Grace [Multnomah Publishers], pp. 2:19; 6:14f; 7:9f; 10:8; 13:9f, 12; 15:12; 18:27; 20:13; 2 Sam. Spiritual fruit is holy fruit and must be borne by the Holy Spirit in a saint surrendered to His will and enabled by His grace. Spurgeon - We are to do good to others, to communicate of our own good things to those who need them, and to do this at some sacrifice to ourselves. We offer the sacrifices of praise and of good deeds. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 32:35; Ezek. 2:16; 3:5, 11, 14, 16; 4:10, 19, 26, 31; 6:15, 26; 7:5, 31; 8:16, 20f, 27f; 9:10, 20; 14:20; 16:25; 17:5f; 23:11; Num. 22:2. The author of Hebrews has made it abundantly clear that Jesus fulfilled in His death what the Old Testament sacrificial system could only point to. Hebrews 13:16. They are spiritual sacrifices that come from giving ourselves completely to Him (Ro 12:1-note, Ro 12:2-note). Praise of God in word and deed are inseparable. Beloved, what kind of fruit did your lips produce this week? 15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. First, "We have an Altar" (verse 10); what use are we to make of it? Reprinted by permission. Answer: Hebrews 13:15 says, "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name." 94-95). How do you do that? All things are from Him, through Him and to Him. The present tense calls for this offering up to be the believers continual practice (not just on Sundays beloved. We should live so that we will hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful slave… enter into the joy of your master” (Matt. As the author here exhorts, “Let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God.” Praise to God should be the whole tenor of our lives. Will you show me your glory? All rights reserved. Praise flows from a heart that has been brought into submission to God and His Word. As Paul says (Eph. The author may have been responding here (as he seems to be doing in 13:10) to an objection raised by the Jews towards these Jewish believers in Christ. 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. It is notable that anaphero is used 25 times in the Septuagint translation of Leviticus regarding offerings! If your heart is not amazed by the grace of God, and your mind is not gripped by the truth of God, and your sense of right and wrong is not permeated by the justice of God, and your faith is not resting in the power of God, and your imagination is not guided by the beauty of God, and your life is not steadied by the sovereignty of God, and your hope is not filled with the glory of God, then the service of God will be what Paul calls works of the law, and not the fruit of the Spirit. It follows that this fruit is not borne by simply coming into the service on Sunday , "praising" God, and then going out Monday, living like the world, deceptively thinking one can return the following Sunday and bear fruit from his mouth that is acceptable and honoring to God. For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. It’s a command that is to permeate everything you do. (See notes Hebrews 13:20; 13:21). The only way that we can be sustained in the Christian life is through faith in Christ. True praise and genuine good deeds flow from a heart that is satisfied in God and His abundant grace in Christ. A month ago this Hebrew “mini-series” began with the famous definition of faith found at 11:1: “Faith is the assurance [or substance] of things hoped for, the conviction [or proof] of things not seen.” The great Chapter 11 and its … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16" )(Hebrews 13 Commentary Notes - Defender's Study Bible), THAT IS THE FRUIT OF LIPS THAT GIVE THANKS TO HIS NAME: tout estin (3SPAI) karpon cheileon homologounton (PAPNPG) to onomati autou: (Other resources on fruit: ISBE Article; Torrey's Topic; Holman Bible Dictionary; Thompson's Chain References Fruit, sinful Fruit, spiritual Fruitfulness-unfruitfulness Fruitfulness; Easton's; Baker's Evangelical Dictionary). Good deeds must also be included. Hebrews 12:1 Meaning of Cloud of Witnesses. Do not neglect - A negative with the present imperative means to stop a practice that is already going on (i.e., they are neglecting to do good). But lest you think that John Piper is the only one saying such things, Charles Spurgeon said something similar (in a sermon on this text, “A Life-long Occupation,” Ages Software, p. 733): Dear brothers and sisters, be sure that you do not lose your joy. The author counters, “True, we no longer offer animal sacrifices, because Jesus is the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. Our text reminds us not only of the first great commandment, to express our love for God through genuine praises, but also of the second commandment, to love our neighbor as ourselves: “Doing good” is a general term for all kinds of practical ministry to others, whereas “sharing” (Greek = koinonia) means sharing the essentials of life with those who lack them and are unable to work to obtain them (2 Thess. Young's Literal: and of doing good, and of fellowship, be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well-pleased. All rights reserved), A YOUNG boy from the ghetto area of a large city wandered into a church one morning, heard the news that God loved him, and accepted Christ as his Savior. 10:38; 12:31; Job 7:13; Ps. I suppose that to maintain our sanity we … Tell me the story of Jesus, Write on my heart every word; Tell me the story most precious, Sweetest that ever was heard! Anaphero - 10x in NT - Matt. Praise that pleases God is offered by Him, that is, by Jesus Christ, on the ground of His righteousness and pleasing God. ( Hebrews 13:15, 16) The verses which are now to engage our attention are closely related with those which immediately precede, as is intimated by the "therefore." We think of sacrifice as offering something at great cost to ourselves. What was “this thing”? Offer up (399) (anaphero from ana = up, again, back + phero = bear, carry) literally means to carry, bring or bear up and so to to cause to move from a lower position to a higher position. But there is more to it than thankfulness. The only way that we can approach the holy God is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. He did not see the point in all this; besides, it seemed to picture God as craving ‘for our worship like a vain woman who wants compliments.’ He goes on to show why he was wrong. 1-3 . All rights reserved), A grumbling mood of discontent Gives way to thankfulness When we consider all God's gifts And all that we possess. Read full chapter 1:6)! Oct 19, 1997. The author of Hebrews has made it abundantly clear that Jesus fulfilled in His death what the Old Testament sacrificial system could only point to. Then, with tears filling his eyes, he gave this wise answer: "I guess He does tell somebody, but somebody forgets!" But we do offer sacrifices to God, not to gain forgiveness of sins, but because we possess forgiveness in Christ. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. I want to share the joy of the experience even with a total stranger by saying, “Isn’t this magnificent?” The praise completes the enjoyment. Praise that pleases God is the fruit of our lips, not just our thoughts, and is spoken unto the Lord, either in prose or in song. That is the work of the lips, not the fruit of the lips. Whether we are children, teens, or adults, we who belong to Jesus Christ need to stand up and “say so.”— by Dave Branon (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Hosea describes Israel’s confession to God and the appropriate response to His marvelous mercy and grace which forgives sins.. Take words with you and return to the LORD. Hebrews 13:19 And I urge you all the more to do this, so that I may be restored to you the sooner. This practical praising of the Lord is the life-office of every true believer. (Eerdmans). Why doesn't He tell somebody to send you a new pair of shoes?" In the US, Thanksgiving Day originated with the pilgrims. Hebrews 13:15-16 . Not only when we are in a happy frame of mind, but when we are cast down and troubled. I think that the author of Hebrews would be aghast at such an idea. Work for God that is not sustained by wonder at God is a weariness of the flesh. (Richards, L O: Expository Dictionary of Bible Words: Regency). He is pleased when we continually give thanks in Jesus' name, do good, and share with others (He 13:15, 16). You must discard all of your good deeds and all personal merit and flee to the cross. George Muller knew and practiced the same thing. A testimony and an affirmation led to a life of service for God. Reprinted by permission. Will you accept me? Because this point is so emphatic in Hebrews, I cannot accept the view that animal sacrifices will again be offered in the millennium, even if they are “memorials” of Christ’s death. Spurgeon - Here we have a description of the believer’s position before God. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. What proceeds from the lips is regarded as fruit, which reveals the character of its source, as the fruit of a tree reveals the nature of the tree. But we should not let that stop us from being “zealous for good deeds” (Titus 2:14). We are to put actions behind our gratitude. Webster's = act of offering to a deity something precious! Hebrews 13:15 Context. 3:27; 4:21; 1 Chr. The terms sacrifice and praise might seem to be opposites. It describes a close association involving mutual interests and sharing. 16 Do not neglect to do good and v to share what you have, for such w sacrifices … 25:35-40). Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? The Bible is clear that religion that is only God-ward and does not extend in practical ways to others is phony. BE CONTENTED WITH YOUR BLESSINGS Vss. By Faith. To cause someone to be well-disposed toward another. 2 For a tabernacle was constructed, the outer one, * in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering; this is called the Holy Place. KJV: By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Not to ceremonies, not to unpurified lips, is the blessing promised, but to grateful hearts and holy lives. 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased” (Hebrews 13:15-16). James 1:27 states, “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James goes on to say (2:15-16), “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,’ and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?”. We are to be so captivated and filled with the greatness and goodness and grace and majesty of God, that like a cup full to the brim, we are always spilling over in praises to Him. 1:24; 6:17; 21:13; 24:22, 24f; 1 Ki. The Greek word translated “communicate,” koinoneo, in this context means “to make one’s self a sharer or partner” with someone else in his poverty or need. He goes on to talk about Christ doing God’s will by offering Himself as the sacrifice for our sins. NAS renders anaphero bear(1), bore(1), brought up(2), offer up(3), offered up(2). Yes. 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